Bergen Scottish Society

2022 Events

The Society organises several fun events throughout the year, follow our Facebook page for information about events as they come up. 

Burns Supper, Saturday 22nd January, Zoom 

The first event is our annual Burns Supper, marking 263 years since the birth of Robert Burns.

The sun has turned, the days are lengthening and Burns’ Night is soon upon. This year's Burns Supper will be on Saturday 22nd January.

We had been hoping that we could hold a physical Burns Supper this year, but after much deliberation (and with a heavy heart) we have decided that this year’s Burns’ Supper will be held online again in light of the current Covid-19 restrictions.

The event will be held on Saturday 22 January, starting at 19:00, and will be free to all members and friends. We provide the speakers, and you provide your own food and drink. 

We aim to repeat the success of last year's online Burns Supper, where we were fortunate to be joined by old friends from across the water as well as many members and friends in Bergen. 

We will send out a link to the online Burns Supper to members and friends in advance of next week, with a programme for the event. All the usual speeches and bagpiping will be there, with the speakers joining us from the comfort of their own homes. You can enjoy your own Burn’s Supper banquet while listening to the speeches, in the comfort of your own home. 

Send an email to info@bergen-scottish.com to join the email list and be sent a link to the online Burns Supper.

 


Annual General Meeting and Scottish music evening, March

The society will be holding its annual general meeting in March this year. The AGM will be combined with a talk about Scottish music. Hopefully we’ll be able to meet physically this year. More details to follow.

 


17th of May Constitution Day 

The society joins the 17th of May parade in Bergen each year. We keep our fingers crossed that it will be possible to hold a physical parade this year. 

 


Historic city walk (Byvandring), May 

We look forward to take advantage of the lengthening evenings to enjoy a historical walk in Bergen. More details to follow.

 


Summer barbecue, August

We look forward to arranging a family barbecue in the summer.

 

 

Ceilidh, October 

There is normally a celilidh in October, with a band flying over from Scotland to play for us. It is difficult to plan for one this year due to the current pandemic, so our plan is to bring you an online musical and social event instead to keep the spirit  of the ceilidh alive until we can host a live one again in 2022..

 


St Andrew's Night whisky tasting, Wednesday 30th November


The nights are fair drawing in, as we say in Scotland. To help bring some light into the darkness, we are delighted to be holding a whisky tasting to celebrate St Andrew's Day, the day of Scotland's patron saint. More detail to follow.

 


Event suggestions

What would you like to see happen in 2022 and 2023? Drop us a mail if there´s anything special you would like us to do. Here are some of the ideas we're looking into: whisky tasting, curling, pub nights and a historical guided walk. All events are open to everyone; members and non-members alike, Scottish or otherwise.  

If you'd like to get a bit more a of a flavour for what we do, check out what Society is getting up to on Facebook and Twitter. Information about events from the pre-Facebook era on the menu to the left.